Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 6/18


Guided Greg for the full day starting at 5:30 am (ouch!) I am not a big fan of getting up super early for lake trout fishing but we were originally forecast to have storms moving in by 2 pm and we wanted to get an uninterrupted full day in. The early start didn’t help us too much. The bite was slow today. Greg picked up one fish within about 45 minutes and then it was a slow pick. He wound up with 5 lakers on the day – one was a 27″er and the rest were around 20″ to 22″ – all were nice clean, plump fish. Boat traffic was light today.

I usually start my summertime laker trips around 6 or 6:30 am. That ensures that if there’s a morning bite, my clients will hit it. But if there isn’t a morning bite, which is often the case when we have a lot of cloud cover or certain other factors, the fish may start hitting later and we’ll be able to capitalize on that late bite, instead of heading in if doing a half day. Early is usually best with sunny, stable weather.

We worked around Aurora and then made the trek down towards the Power Plant. Fish are distributing fairly well throughout the lake now. Surface temps are scratching the low 60s. Greg released all fish today but if you’re keeping fish you’ll need a cooler with ice onboard. Lake trout spoil quickly in 60 degree water. All our fish came from inside 90′ today. A few weedmats are starting to show up but not enough to hamper trollers too much.